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An On-Chip Spectrometer and the Future of Image Sensors

Image sensors convert light into electrical signals and measure light intensity, but for machine vision to improve significantly—essential to advances in autonomous vehicles,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

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Test & Measurement

Rapid Agent Aerosol Detector for Biological Agents

Any space, enclosed or open, can be vulnerable to the dispersal of harmful airborne biological agents. Silent and near-invisible, these bioagents can sicken or kill living things before...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2022

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in avionics systems,...

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Imaging

Lunar Flashlight to Search for Water on the Moon

When thirsty residents of a permanent community on the Moon take a swig of fresh water brought in from the lunar south pole, they’ll be enjoying the benefits of a 30-pound spacecraft...

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Photonics/Optics

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

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Nanotechnology

Nano Flashlight Enables New Applications of Light

Design of miniature optical systems could lead to future cell phones that can detect viruses and more.

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Imaging

New Products

Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.

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Imaging

LEDs Can Detect Spoiled Food and Lethal Gases

The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.

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Electronics & Computers

New on the Market: February 2022

Liquid-cooled workstations, universal amplifiers, hydrogen sensors, and more.

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Aerospace

Sub-Pixel Spatial Resolution Interferometry

Applications include aircraft-mounted and space-based interferometers, electronics fabrication, and military optics.

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Test & Measurement

High-Sensitivity Microwave Radiation Sensor

Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.

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Materials

New Products

Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.

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Photonics/Optics

NEID Spectrometer Lights Up Path to Exoplanet Exploration

NASA's NEID tool delivered its first batch of data on the nearest and best-studied star, our Sun.

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Test & Measurement

New on the Market: January 2022

Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.

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Materials

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

Articles
AR/AI

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

Spectrum monitoring can detect signs of threats and provide insight into mitigating them.

Technology Leaders
Test & Measurement

Optimizing Wireless Test Systems and Antennas for High-Speed Communication

Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.

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Motion Control

New Products

Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

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Aerospace

Photo-Induced Emission Analysis to Identify Surface Contaminants

The instrument identifies, quantifies, and characterizes contamination, even on irregularly shaped surfaces.

Briefs
Software

New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval

This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Radio Signals Image Hidden and Speeding Objects

This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Spectroscopy Using an Optical Microscope

With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.

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Test & Measurement

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

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Electronics & Computers

Optical Device Offers Improved Thyroid Cancer Screening

The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.

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Test & Measurement

Data Recorders Aid Earth Dust Mission

The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.